Marriott International, Spearheaded by Sandeep Walia Received Major Awards at the 7th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards in Dubai
Sandeep Walia takes home the Hotelier of the Year award and Marriott International is this year’s public choice for Best Hospitality Employer of the Year and Best Hospitality Management Company of the Year.
Dubai, UAE December 2021 A victorious moment for Marriott International team as they bagged the major awards from the recently concluded 7thMiddle East Hospitality Excellence Awards, held at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club Dubai,last 8thof December.
Marriott International won the Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence Best Hospitality Employer of the Year and another Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence Best Hospitality Management Company of the Year. While Sandeep Walia, Chief Operating Officer (Middle East) of Marriott International also took home the Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence Hotelier of the Year.
Marriott International is an American multinational company that operates, franchises, and licenses lodging including hotel, residential, and timeshare properties. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. The company was founded by J. Willard Marriott and his wife Alice Marriott.
Marriott began as a nine-seat AW root beer stand. Today, the company is recognized as a top employer and for its superior business operations. Its conduct is based on five core values: put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, act with integrity, and serve the world.
In the Middle East, Marriott International is spearheaded by a seasoned hospitality professional, Sandeep Walia as Chief Operating Officer. Sandeep is currently responsible for the operations of Marriotts properties in the Middle East (including Egypt and Turkey) which features over 190 operational properties and more than 100 properties in its pipeline.
Sandeep is a prominent hotelier with strategic business acumen driven to deliver operational and financial excellence to create market-leading returns and establish mutually beneficial partnerships and relationships with stakeholders. A dynamic and result-oriented leader, he is adept at building and nurturing high-performance teams guiding and motivating them towards setting and achieving visionary goals by effectively aligning company values with key business initiatives and brand experiences.
Sandeep Walia said:"It was a pleasure to attend the Hozpitality Group's 7th Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards last week, wherein Marriott International received a total of 11 fantastic awards including'Best Hospitality Management Company of The Year and Best Hospitality Employer of the Year'. I was also very honored to receive the'Hotelier of the Year' award and would like to dedicate it to the great teams I work with every day who make our industry so special. I couldn't be more proud. Congratulations again to all of the winners and thank you to Raj Bhatt and the team for a wonderful event!"
Here is the list of awards for Marriott International:
- Sandeep Walia, COO, Middle East at Marriott International
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - Hotelier of the Year
- Marriott International
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - Best Hospitality Employer of the Year
- Marriott International
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - Best Hospitality Management Company of the Year
- Kumaran Vilvanathan, Asst. Chief Engineer, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - Engineering
- Pascal Tepper French Bakery, Sheikh Zayed Road -
Silver Award for Hospitality Excellence - Restaurant of the Year (Others)
- Level 43 Sky Lounge Dubai
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - Restaurant of the Year (Lounge/Night Club)
- Mohamed El Aghoury, Cluster GM, Sheraton JBR and Aloft Palm -
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - General Manager of the Year
- The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Silver Award for Hospitality Excellence - Hotel of the Year (5 star)
- The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - Hotel of the Year (Best Weekend Getaway)
- The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
Gold Award for Hospitality Excellence - Hotel of the Year (Best Heritage Resort)
- The Ritz Carlton Dubai
Silver Award for Hospitality Excellence - Banquet Venue of the Year
- Ajmal Salim, GM, Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Sharjah
Judges Choice Award - Commended GM of the Year
The full list of all the award winners can be seen at https://www.hozpitality.com/awards
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc.(NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of roughly 7,900 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoys extraordinary portfolio offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world, with 30 brands that are tailored to every type of journey. From The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis to W Hotels and more, Marriott Bonvoy has more luxury offerings than any other travel program. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, and through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
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About the 7thMiddle East Hospitality Excellence Awards 2021:
Middle East Hospitality Excellence Awards are presented to recognize top industry organizations which have shown skill, creativity, ingenuity and success in the Middle East North Africa's growing hospitality industry. Logon to www.hozpitalityexcellenceawards.com
This year's venue partner is the breath-taking Arabian Ranches Golf Club Dubai. Powered by Danube Hospitality Solutions, Dr. Kitchen and Delta Food Industries FZC. Our partners: Zee TV Middle East, Weeyak, Restofair RAK, International Centre for Culinary Arts Dubai, RAK Porcelain, Fushia Events, Absolute Frame, Wassup Dubai and IXSA Trading (TOSO).
Our esteemed panel of judges are:
- Ibrahim Yaqoot, Executive Director - Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
- Filippo Sona, Managing Director Wood Couture
- Uwe Micheel, President Emirates Culinary Guild; Director of Kitchens, Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek
- Shiraz Osman, Chairman and Founder Delta Food Industries
- Ron Thomas, Managing Director Focused Group
- Manoj Abraham Mathew, Territory Head (Middle East and North Africa) Zee Network
About Hozpitality Group:
Hozpitality is an online platform for professionals from Hotels, Restaurants, Airlines, Travel agencies, Clubs, Cruise Lines, Cinemas, Spas, Schools, Suppliers and Retail. Hozpitality offers Branding options, A Community Network for Employers and Job seekers, a directory of Hospitality Suppliers, Latest Hospitality News, Hotel News, Movements and Appointments and Hospitality Announcements Hotel Industry Recruitment, Professional CV designing, Hospitality Courses etc. We provide an effective platform where all hospitality professionals can come together, network and benefit.
Hozpitality.com offers a selection of best Hotel Management Institutes, Schools and Universities and Hotel Management Courses. Hospitality Students can search and apply for Hotel management Courses and join the Schools Alumni and network with their colleagues. Hozpitality also offers a Market Place for Hospitality Suppliers where Hospitality Products, Services, Offers and Deals can be listed and sold to millions of Global Hospitality professionals.
The dedicated hospitality Media and News website Hozpitalityplus.com, publishes and shares Latest Hospitality News, Announcements, Hotel openings, Promotions, Events, Hospitality Movements and Appointments and Hospitality announcements, Reviews, Blogs etc.
Hozpitality Consultingis a Global Executive Search consultancy based out of Toronto, Canada. Our success lies in building a long term relationship and delivering results quickly and efficiently for a"much lower cost". We are experts in locating the best possible suitable executive and management candidates for placements in all types of hospitality organizations around the world. Through our matchless database, communication and networking, over the world, we provide our clients with the most skillful candidates.
"Hozpitality Buzz- The inside scoop"is a TV show based on the hospitality industry in Dubai and UAE, is in English and telecast-ed on a premier TV channel in Middle East North Africa reaching out to approx. 10-12 million viewers. To know more about the TV show, Please log on to:-www.facebook.com/hozpitalitybuzz and https://www.youtube.com/Hozpitality
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